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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 13, 2013

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Want less email? Here’s a way

Students who would prefer to block email messages from registered student organizations can now select that option via their Student Center in the My UW portal.

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Audrey Malek

1934: A New Deal for Artists

Experience Depression-era America through the eyes of artists in this exhibition of paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Opens Feb. 16 at the Chazen Museum of Art. Reception Feb. 21.

Campus Life

Demand grows for economics major

In a sputtering economy, students are flocking to UW's economics major like never before. Many are attracted to the versatile set of analytical and applicable skills that often prove valuable in the job market.


Hidden gem Bucky’s Butchery is worth finding

The Bucky’s Butchery website isn’t lying when it says the store is “worth finding.” This entirely student-run establishment, tucked away in the Meat Science and Muscle Biology building, offers the UW campus and Madison community a wide variety of meat products.

U-Dub Love: Send your Valentine’s Day stories

You fell in love on campus, we want to hear all of the details. Send us your Valentine's Day campus love story and a picture to We'll select one winner to be featured on UW's Facebook page tomorrow, and give you a set of UW mugs.

Badgers in the World

UW alum creates internships that link professional skills, Japanese language

More than 20 years ago, Jason Shin made a life-changing decision. Shin, then an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, decided to study Japanese. Today, he runs his own company and is dedicated to helping UW students interested in the language.

Your Health

Throat sore? Check out Lakeshore!

Lakeshore students: just come down with an untimely cold? How about a nasty cough, sudden rash or persistent earache? Don’t worry – you can now get quality treatment from UHS without making the trek across campus.


Fishing rod holder for boat, land or ice catches judges’ attention

A self-adjusting boat-mounted holder for fishing rods won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of UW innovation competitions. Held Feb. 7 and 8, Innovation Days rewards undergraduates for creative and marketable ideas.

The Weekend

The Weekend: Singing Valentines, South African music, UW Chamber Orchestra

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